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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 15, 2009 11:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BY NATURE: The Grateful Dead were like NO OTHER

no way man... i could see that: the clash, bob marley, springsteen... hell, i wasn't looking to say any single concert couldn't be a very serious life changing event for a person... more so i am just looking at the GD as somehow unlike anything else in regular old rock & roll. like, it WASN'T about "the concert" or any particular "message."

i mean there is no other band that endeavored to do anything even remotely similar. i would probably compare the GD to Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey Circus before say the Black Crowes or BB KING or Elvis.... they were a traveling circus that endured for 25 years. year in year out, criss-crossing the country with no promise at each stop along the way other than POSSIBILITY -- the chance that one might just encounter a little bit of magic, a small glimpse of the machinations of the universe.